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300180 UE Advanced genetics: C.elegans (2016S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 12 participants
Language: English



Vorbespr: 8.3.2016, 11.00 Uhr, SR 5.Stock, Dr.Bohrgasse 9,1030 Wien.
BZB/ÜR, Dr.Bohrgasse 9/6.Stock, 1030 Wien.
Termin: 6.6. - 17.6.2016
Unter Mitwirkung:
Luisa Cochella
Manuel Zimmer
Für externe Studierende: Zulassungsvoraussetzungen für diese Übungen sind prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltungen (UE) der Auflagen zur Studienzulassung.
For external students: requirements for this practical course are the completion of compulsory courses with continuous assessment (UE) from the admission certificate.
Siehe auch Studentenseite der Institute Dr. Bohr-Gasse: http://molekularebiologie.univie.ac.at/


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an advanced course for the genetic model system C. elegans, covering classical forward and reverse genetics, as well as more recent methods of targeted genome editing. A basic understanding of genetics is essential for this course. Completion of the following introductory lecture series is therefore recommended: VO 300557 Principles in Genetics and Developmental Biology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written protocol, class participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Familiarize students with the theory and practice of C. elegans as a genetic model.

Examination topics

- Introduction to C. elegans as an experimental model
- Classical forward genetics incl. genetic mapping and epistasis
- Reverse genetics (RNAi)
- Targeted genome manipulation by Mos-mediated transposition
- Cellular Analysis by immunofluorescence microscopy
- Seminars on current C. elegans research at the VBC campus

Reading list

Class handout, WormBook (http://www.wormbook.org/)

Association in the course directory


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